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British Midlands Based Intelligent Energy Partners with Suzuki to Develop a Hydrogen-Powered Motorcycle

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The Crosscage motorbike is sleek, fast and above all, completely environmentally friendly

Suzuki Partnership with British Midlands Based Company Produces Mass-Produced Green Transportation

CHICAGO, Nov. 27 -- The British Midlands Development Corporation announced that Loughborough Innovation Center based Intelligent Energy and Suzuki have developed the Crosscage, a hydrogen-powered motorcycle that claims to make green driving a reality.

The motorcycle, which runs in almost complete silence and emits pure water, is a joint venture between British Midlands based company, Intelligent Energy, the UK's leading commercial developer of Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell technology and the Japanese motorcycle and scooter giant.

Although the technology to build hydrogen-powered and fuel efficient vehicles exists, they carry hefty price tags. Until now, mass-production has eluded the industry and nobody has managed to build a commercially viable motorcycle. The Crosscage represents a huge breakthrough. By combining Suzuki's capacity for mass-production and Intelligent Energy's lightweight, air-cooled fuel cell design, the reality of affordable green transportation moves closer to reality.

"This is just one of many examples of innovation coming out of The British Midlands," said Vern Sebby, President and CEO of the British Midlands Development Corporation, " There are over 3,000 foreign companies operating in the Midlands and many of them are there to partner with our local companies and universities."

About British Midlands Development Corporation

The British Midlands Development Corporation is the North American economic development agency for central England. The Midlands region is located just one hour to the north of London and includes the major commercial centers of Birmingham, Nottingham, Coventry and Northampton.

As an agency funded by the UK Government, The British Midlands Development Corporation provides specialist advice and support to North American companies seeking to establish a presence or expand a current operation in the region. The British Midlands Development Corporation provides access to business networks, details about sources for grants and funding, business support services, and information to help companies identify opportunities to develop and grow.

The British Midlands Development Corporation is based in Chicago with branch offices in Boston, Washington, DC and San Jose.

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